Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's apartment holds the odd remnants of a solitary military life, with hints of secrets and terrible plans.

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KILLEEN, Texas — Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s apartment holds the odd remnants of a solitary military life, with hints of secrets and terrible plans.

A manager at the Casa Del Norte apartments allowed media into Hasan’s one-bedroom, upstairs unit shortly after the owner inspected it, taped one closet shut and left, shaking his head. “The owner feels a little guilty,” said manager Alice Thompson.

Hasan signed a $300-a-month rental contract and moved into the two-story complex after being transferred to Fort Hood from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

A pile of multiple-choice tests from Hasan’s psychiatric training sat on the apartment’s kitchen counter. Topping the pile was an Oct. 16 letter from a company in Austin confirming Hasan’s purchase of low-cost auto insurance.

A folding card table near the kitchen was covered in white plastic and a random scattering of belongings. Some hinted of Hasan’s Arab roots and Islamic faith: a pile of Jordanian and Israeli coins, an Al Fajr-brand alarm clock and a white knit skull cap. Beside those items was a thin paperback book published in India in 1993, “Dreams and Interpretations,” by Allamah Muhammed Bin Sireen.

Other items hinted of Hasan’s professional aspirations. An Army-green business card bore his name under the heading: “Behavioral Health. Mental Health. Life Skills.”

In the center of the table was clear-plastic packaging from a Laser Max brand pistol sight. Authorities have said one of the pistols Hasan used in the attack was outfitted with a red-laser sight. The plastic packaging in the apartment bore a $229.99 price tag.

A Dockers shoebox on top of the dryer was crammed with bottles of vitamins and drugs. Several bottles held prescription antibiotics and cough medications. One bottle, holding about a dozen pills, had a label stating the prescription “Combivir” was issued for Hasan in 2001 at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

Combivir was commonly used to treat AIDS at the time. It also has been prescribed for health-care workers who may have been exposed to the virus in needle sticks.

That prescription bottle had the word “AZT” handwritten in block letters, a possible reference to another anti-AIDS drug. Behind the box of medicine, there was an empty bag with a Crown Royal liquor logo.